Mehret wants to be left alone, but it's tough at school if you've never been before. It's even tougher when you accidentally jinx your classmates.
Mehret knew there would be dangers in the city; she just didn't expect to be one of them. She appears to have jinxed a classmate and caused a power outage using powers she can hardly believe she posesses. Frightened and confused by these events, she determines to learn to control her gift, with the help of Dr Ambrose. He is trying to teach Mehret the Art before she does any real harm, but Mehret finds it difficult, even without the distractions that life keeps throwing in her path.
If Mehret hadn't just become friends with Sylene then getting suspended from school wouldn't have been so bad. She hopes to have more time with her father, but when he isn't working he is spending his time with a woman that Mehret finds it hard to like. Beset with troubles, she can't even take refuge in her dreams any more. Two girls are visiting her as she sleeps, calling her sister and trying to lure her into their world.
Then Sylene goes missing from Mehret's doorstep. Mehret goes in search of her, to find that family and friendship are not quite what she thought.